Idiopathic Scoliosis

The word scoliosis comes from Greek and means “curvature”. It is not considered a disease, but rather, a three-dimensional deformity. This is why the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) defines it as a lateral curvature of the spine with a rotation of the vertebrae inside the curve of more than a 10º Cobb angle.

It is important to distinguish structural scoliosis from non-structural scoliosis, also known as pseudoscoliosis. In structural scoliosis, the spine shows a lateral deviation (the severity of which can be measured using the Cobb angle, which quantifies spinal deformities) and a rotational deformation that is measurable via the Adams Forward Bend Test and a scoliometer. In non-structural scoliosis, the lateral deviation does not involve vertebral rotation and this condition can be corrected via postural training.

Escoliosi idiopàtica
Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 31.01.2022, 14:00
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